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This Is Why The Holidays Can Suck

While you're trying to have a wonderful Christmas season, AsapSCIENCE is here to ruin it for you, with a report on all the ways winter holidays can be bad for you. Science has something depressing to say about spending, weight gain, drinking, and disappointment. And they don't go into specifics on how to avoid those dangers. I think a little attitude adjustment is in order. Don't do more than you feel comfortable doing. Don't try to compete with others. Take time to enjoy the small things. And don't be afraid of missing out- if you calm dawn and make it through the holidays, there will be other Christmases to do it all over again.

Yep, the winter holidays definitely suck! There are a lot more reasons, such as greedy merchants shaming you for not spending enough, religious bugnuts getting in your face about "Jesus is the reason for the season!" (in fact, they stole it from pagans who were celebrating the Winter Solstice), crappy holiday Muzak, lousy weather, stupid holiday specials and episodes - I could go on and on and on.

Years ago my family began the tradition of "ungiving." Instead of exchanging presents, we donate to charity in each other's names. Sometimes we pick a charity or cause, and everybody gives to that one organization. This year it's helping victims of the California wildfires.
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